Shot in and around Oakland, California in the 1930s by an unidentified family. Shows passenger railroad trains in and around Oakland; Oakland Airport; family activities around Lake Merritt; and a trip in a small plane, probably from Oakland Airport. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Home movies, Oakland, California, Railroads (Passenger), transportation
Baseball season opens in Oakland, California: April 2, 1918; auto parade through downtown streets and pregame warmup. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: San Francisco Bay Area: Baseball, San Francisco Bay Area: Oakland, Sports: Baseball
Produced by Jack Simmons and Bob Jordan. Titles date film as Sunday, July 7, 1940. Includes scenes of a picnic, two men practicing contact gymnastics, resting and sport. After "The End" title, film includes footage of automobile racing on banked track in enclosed stadium, point-of-view scenes shot from a car driving westbound on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, eastbound scenes on the bridge, scenes on San Francisco Bay shot from a ferry, a parade on an unidentified occasion... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: San Francisco, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, home...
Pedestrians and motorists share the responsibility for accident prevention. Filmed on the streets and sidewalks of Oakland, California, and on a tabletop with model cars and dolls representing pedestrians. The film that began the Prelinger Archives collection. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Safety: Pedestrian, Animation: Stop-motion, San Francisco Bay Area: Oakland
Bicycle safety film for children, shot on the streets of Oakland and Berkeley, California. Features numerous examples of safe and unsafe cycle riding, simulated accidents, and scenes of post-World War II East Bay streets and sidewalks. ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Bicycles, Bicycles: Safety, San Francisco Bay Area: Oakland
Astonishing film sponsored by a newspaper which held a contest for the most unusual dream and then made it into a short film. A woman dreams of losing her baby, rowing across San Francisco Bay and finding her child in an unusual place. ( 12 reviews ) Topics: San Francisco Bay Area: Oakland, Dreams, Surrealism